KIMBERLY ZIESELMAN – XOXY

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Friday, March 27, 2020
7:30pm - 9:00pm

Visible Voice Books
2258 Professor Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

216.961.0084

https://www.visiblevoicebooks.com



In XOXY, Kimberly Zieselman engages and inspires by sharing the intimate details of her burgeoning awareness at mid-life that she was born intersex, and the incredible journey she has been on to help herself and others. It is a gripping narrative that explores how having had information withheld- and lies told to her by her doctors- even more than her unique biology, has impacted her life. It also chronicles Zieselman’s tireless efforts as an advocate and leader to educate those unfamiliar with intersex, and to eradicate the shame, stigma, and discrimination that the 1 in 50 of us who inhabit intersex bodies experience almost daily. She documents how organized medicine continues to perpetuate secrecy and shame by performing harmful and largely irreversible cosmetic surgeries on intersex infants with the singular objective of making their bodies conform to gender norms.

Kimberly Zieselman, JD is an intersex woman, lawyer and the Executive Director of interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth, the world’s largest intersex advocacy organization. Kimberly has more than twenty years of experience in advocacy and nonprofit advocacy including Director of Government Relations for Boston Children’s Hospital. Kimberly served on the board of the AIS-DSD Support Group, the largest intersex support group in the US and participated in the UN Office of the High Commissioner’s Expert Intersex Consultation in 2015. She is also an official signatory to the updated version of the Yogyakarta Principles on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity – a milestone international human rights guidance document for LGBTQIA . Kimberly is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School and has an undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont.  Kimberly currently lives outside of Boston with her husband, twin daughters, two cats and a dog.

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